Swansea Philharmonic Choir performed Messiah in the Brangwyn Hall on 19 December 2021 – its first concert since its 60th birthday performance of Bach’s B Minor Mass in December 2019.
71 singers took part in Messiah and with excellent support from the British Sinfonietta and four soloists, it was a triumph.
The Lord Lt. and the Lord Mayor attended and, rarely seen in Swansea, the performance earned a standing ovation.
Hazel Phillips the choir’s chair stated that she was so proud of the choir, saying: “It was truly a privilege to be back singing together as a choir for the first time in two years due to the pandemic and we had a fantastic evening at the Brangwyn for the annual civic Christmas performance of Handel’s Messiah. The standing ovation for our conductor, Jonathan Rogers, the choir, the British Sinfonietta and our soloists, Ellen Williams, Sioned Terry, Robert Lewis, and Meilir Jones, was heartfelt and well-deserved. Many thanks to our lovely audience for their support”.